Relaunching Europe in Naples: Gianni Pittella opens the debate on migration and asylum

Relaunching Europe in Naples: Gianni Pittella opens the debate on migration and asylum

To make sure Europe does not have to bear the shame of hundreds more migrant deaths. To make sure Europe can create a progressive new model for migration, with a common co-operative policy combining solidarity with controls. To make sure migrations becomes a positive factor in the development for our societies and no longer something to worry about.  We need to think differently: Relaunching Europe.

Solidarity with the South: #EUWakeUp

Tomorrow (6 November), starting from 16:30 at the Stazione marittima in Naples, Gianni Pittella, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, will open a debate on immigration and asylum. The focus will be on the Mediterranean Sea – ’Mare Nostrum’ – and the impact of immigration on the economy and society in the south of Europe. 

The main speakers will be:

Gianni Pittella – President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament;
Alessandra Ballerini - Lawyer specialising in human rights and immigration;
Cécile Kyenge – MEP and former Italian minister for integration.

The debate will be moderated by Italian journalist and TV anchor Mia Ceran.

For more information and to watch the full event live online, visit www.relaunchingeurope.eu. The debate will also take place online via Twitter @Theprogressives and you can join in using the hashtag #RelaunchEU

Relaunching Europe is an initiative by the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament. In a series of events across the European Union, leading politicians meet with citizens, academics and representatives of cultural and social organisations to discuss the future we want for Europe. Relaunching Europe has already visited 26 different European cities and this week Gianni Pittella will bring the debate to Naples.

Relaunching Europe in Naples: Gianni Pittella opens the debate on migration and asylum